Anybody Work For Saia?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Lotsa Bellyfat, May 28, 2024.

  1. Lotsa Bellyfat

    Lotsa Bellyfat Bobtail Member

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    I was just wondering if anybody has any info on Saia? Good… not so good? I never seem to hear much about them… maybe that’s a positive thing, but hearing from someone that’s in the know would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    You generally don’t hear a lot on any of the major big players of the LTL side of the trucking industry. I generally refrain from mentioning competing forums, but checkout Truckingboards.com. There is pretty robust lineup on the LTL companies over there.
     
  4. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Heavy Load Member

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    Biggest complaint I hear from a friend that drives for SAIA is the driver facing camera. Trucks run 68MPH but if you use the fuel pedal it is 65MPH. Difficult to pass a truck running 65MPH when you need to jump into the left lane when 3.5 seconds behind that truck and get it done in a reasonable amount of time. Speeding down a big hill will get you a company letter for speeding. They have a point system that gets many drivers.
     
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  5. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Transcendent God

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    I can confirm these things are true. I have a buddy that's been there 2 years. From what I hear, they let up on the no phone policy.
     
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  6. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Check out Marks Trucking Life on YouTube. He's got to be the biggest pusher of Saia being the best LTL or overall trucking company period.

    However I know 7 drivers at the place. And all but 1 are looking for a better place to drive for. Estes, ODFL, &FXF tend to be the best non union LTL companies. Depending on the location. But just like saia, FxF has driver facing cams.
     
  7. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Transcendent God

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    Estes will make or break you depending on the terminal. The vibe changes and the freight does too.
     
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  8. High Stepper

    High Stepper Light Load Member

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    Fedex freight doesn't have driver facing cams.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Do they still have the no CB radios crap?
     
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  10. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Gotta buddy the runs line haul out of omaha and his saying is " saia ...can't wait ta hire ya ...can't wait ta fire ya ."
     
  11. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

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    No they don’t.
    I remember hearing a few years ago they changed it to where you could have a CB just to listen, but you couldn’t be caught on camera with the mic in your hand.
     
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